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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 09:29 PM
Building my own little wall


I'm looking for an idea of how much I would be looking up to build a wall (USD/sq ft), around a 1/4 acre lot, in the Todos Santos area. I've attempted to attach a picture of a type of wall we are hoping for.

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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 09:53 PM


Talk to people who have walls and ask for recommendations. Price out materials and labor, so you know what rough costs will be, then when all of your ducks are marching in the right direction, get estimates from several contractors/masons
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 06:30 AM


Buy materials and have them delivered once you find a crew.



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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 07:18 AM


And don't forget to install plumbing and electrical......just in case
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 07:47 AM


don't forget to specify 1 meter deep footings
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 11:45 AM


Yes, the Mexican's rule of thumb, is to dig until they get to hard ground, and that may only be 18-24"



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don't forget to specify 1 meter deep footings




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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 12:32 PM


Thank you for all great ideas. I guess what I was looking fo was a rough dollar figure (per foot) from anyone who has recently build a wall.
Udo - thanks for that tip on the footings. Any thoughts on how wide a footing base?
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 12:44 PM


3 years ago in La Paz - 8 ft hight (no fancy bricks), 2 ft in the ground, solid foundation (hurricanes!)
about $100 per running meter




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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 01:09 PM


I guess you could use your own broken beer bottles for the wall top :-)

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